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Karissa K.

7 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Karissa's Resident Pets

Lady
Australian Shepherd
Female
5 yr 3 mo old
Zeke
Labrador Retriever
Male
5 yr 5 mo old

Karissa's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Karissa

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
RIP Gilbert 23. "You can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals".


I'm a self-professed dog fanatic (okay, okay, some may call me a crazy dog lady) who absolutely adores anything and everything to do with those cute four legged fur babies. Nothing makes me happier than doing that I do on a daily basis; taking excellent care of your babies while you're away and making sure they're safe.

When your pup stays with me they aren't just guests, they're part of our pack in every way! From the second they walk through our door until they go back home to their families they are given the same love/affection as my own dogs get and are involved in all of the same activities. They truly become a part of our family and most don't want to leave when mom&dad come to take them home from their new doggie play land.

In my home, safety always comes first, which means:
*Front door is baby-gated to prevent sneaky pups from getting out.
*All entry/exit ways are always secured.
*Visiting pups are always kept within eye-sight.
*Dogs from different packs are separated if I am not home.
*Playtime with toys and feeding times are always monitored closely.

Things that make me an exceptional sitter:

---I'm a confident pack leader who has experience with all breeds.
---I treat every pet how I would treat my own.
---I have experience in an animal clinic & am educated in basic animal care,
including how to handle emergency situations.
--I absolutely love dogs and believe they vibe off of that.
--I make sure daily exercise/playtime is a part of our household routine.
--We also have a nice grassy backyard A.K.A. awesome doggie playground!

My Sitting Style:
I'm very patient, laid back, loving, and above all, nurturing.
It's 100% about your dog being happy and comfortable. That's it.
(Don't worry, I don't let anyone fight, run amok or eat furniture).

That means:
If they want to sleep on my bed, go for it. (We have a King Size for a reason)
If they want to sit outside in the grass for hours, they're welcome to.
If they're a sweet senior who just wants to cuddle, I'm all about it.
If they're an energetic puppy who wants to play fetch for an hour, woohoo!
It's really all about what makes your baby happy!

NEW SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE from Fall to Mid-Spring::: PICK UP from your home, 1 hour rigorous HIKE at South Mountain and DROP OFF back at your home for $30. This is especially good for those energetic dogs out there!
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Contact Karissa
Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karissa K.

7 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 20, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karissa's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$70 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Karissa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$16 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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7 Reviews
Karissa was very understanding and accommodating for travel delays we had. She took great care of our three little ones. Our dogs made several new friends at her home. We will be having Karissa take care of our little ones next time we go out of friends at her home. We will be having Karissa take care of our little ones next time we go out of town. Thank you!!!
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Karissa was amazing! She was available short notice and had a couple other dogs over as well as mine and her two. She communicated regularly and sent me pictures of all of them playing together! Dog lover for sure and amazing place to take our pup. me pictures of all of them playing together! Dog lover for sure and amazing place to take our pup. This will be my first choice when looking for a sitter. Thanks karissa!
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Karissa was wonderful and our little ones had a great time.
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